Winner: Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival; Filmfest Hamburg.

Special mention: Jerusalem Film Festival

An exceptional film about how to live with the past and dream of a future. Survivors watch themselves arriving at the Swedish port of Malmö in 1945, on rare archival film; a group that includes Polish mothers and children, Norwegian prisoners of war, members of the French resistance and British spies. As these now elderly survivors scan the film, they relive their past and celebrate the new lives they were given at a desperate time. Surprising and moving.

 

Variety review “Fascinating… almost unbearably moving.”